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Knowledge and Innovation IG: Foundations Sessions

Foundations Sessions

Voted one of the most influential thinkers in Strategy and Innovation by a recent survey of SMS members, Professor Ahuja brings to the conversation a rich trajectory of breakthrough research accompanied with a successful history of translating research into impact in practice. The Foundations Interview discusses with Professor Ahuja the steps that built his research career and his view for Strategy going forward. This interview was conducted at the 2016 SMS Annual Conference Berlin as part of the Foundations Interviews by the Knowledge and Innovation interest Group.

This year, we were privileged to have Professor Daniel Levinthal from the Wharton School as our guest of honor. The session focused on the topics of innovation, industry evolution, technological competition, organizational learning and design from the perspective of one of the field’s foundational contributors.

This year, we were privileged to have Professor Michael Tushman from Harvard Business School as our guest of honor. The session focused on the topics of leadership, innovation, and strategic change from the perspective of one of the field’s foundational contributors.

We sat down with professor James G. March from the Stanford Graduate School of Business to talk about his work, ideas, search for knowledge and managerial relevance. Professor March has published over 200 books and articles, the work that shaped the way management scholars think about organizations. The garbage can model, the behavioral theory of the firm and balancing exploration and exploitation are only a few of his profound ideas.

The focus of this foundation session is on the past, present and future of Organizational Learning research from the perspective of one of its key contributors - Professor Linda Argote (Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University). The session is conducted as an interview followed by a Q&A period.This session continues the tradition of the Knowledge and Innovation (K&I) Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society to bring the community closer to the ideas and the people who wrote important, foundational papers at the intersection of strategy, knowledge and innovation.

During this interview-style presentation, professor Robert Grant gives his perspective about the knowledge-based view of the firm.This is a recording of the second knowledge foundations session held by the Knowledge & Innovation Interest Group at the SMS Annual Conference, October 7th, 2012, in Prague.

Interview with Professor Sidney Winter at the 2011 SMS Annual Conference  Miami. This interview is the first in the Knowledge Foundations series held by the Knowledge & Innovation Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society. In the interview professor Sidney Winter discusses the role of productive knowledge, characteristics of routines, organizational change and replication of knowledge.